by Kevin Currie-Knight
Stephen Davies (Institute of Economic Studies) chats with me about his new book, A Street-wise Guide to the Devil. [Edward Everett Root, 2021] We talk about the (monotheistic) history of the Devil, why the Devil keeps hanging around, his role in contemporary moral panics, and more.
6:13 – Why/How the Devil Had to Come About Within Monotheistic Religion 21:48 – A Reinterpretation of Milton Leads to the Devil Being Worshipped as a Rebel 30:10 – Satanic Burials, Satan’s Role in Free Will, and Whether Satan-Worshippers Misunderstand Satan 40:46 – Why Does the Devil Keep Hanging Around in a Christian (or Post-Christian?) World? 49:58 – The Satanic Ritual Child Abuse Scandal(s) and The Devil’s Starring Role 59:58 – Why the Devil is Necessary in a World So Influenced by Christianity.